watchOS 4.3 beta 5 for Apple Watch developers now available


Apple has released watchOS 4.3 beta 5 for registered developers to test on Apple Watch. We’ll dig in to the new version and detail changes below.

New in watchOS 4.3

Beta 1-2

  • ‘Apple Watch’ now ‘Speaker’ in Control Center AirPlay
  • iPhone Music control restored in Music app on Apple Watch, can AirPlay from iPhone to AirPlay speakers from Apple Watch control
  • New charging animation
  • Portrait orientation for Nightstand Mode (clearly for AirPower)

Beta 3

  • New animation when launching apps that need to load (hard to capture on Series 3!)
  • New alert style when unlocking Macs with Apple Watch

New in Beta 5


Resolved Issues

  • The battery complication no longer reports remaining battery percentage in increments of 5. (36558500)